mrzed wrote:Just a general comment on this thread:
One of the great things about SPCR is the focus on critical thinking. The greatest enemy of critical thinking is orthodoxy and dogmatic belief. ...
Along this whole line of thinking, I agree, with additional observations:
1) Tone is really subjective in a text medium. I read the many comments as appropriate because in a forum, why keep repeating what someone else has said, especially something as content-free as praise? Criticism is at the heart of critical thinking - including criticism of the criticism. (Then again, if you've spent untold hours fine-tuning this system, criticism might feel more stinging than was intended.) It is also appropriate for Chris to swat down ideas that he's already addressed or considered, as he explains why they weren't right for him.
2) All should approach the article and the comments as learning opportunities and extract the good, rather than assuming the badness of unknowable intent and reacting negatively. Everyone can learn from Chris's exacting methodology (including the importance of testing counterintuitive combinations and planning and documenting test runs), for example, while Chris can learn from suggestions for future modifications or upgrades.
Finally, Chris, let us know what happens with adding a heatsink on top of the VRM heatsink! The whole time I read the article and the discussion, I was dying to suggest this. Whether you use heatpipes, plain copper, watercooling, or another heatsink, I kept wondering why you didn't move the heat source to the airflow, rather than worrying about moving the airflow to the heat source.